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Wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall

A Marine Corps bugler plays taps while Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Corps Forces Reserve and Marine Corps Forces North, salutes alongside Gold Star family member Sandra Mendez Ruiz during the wreath-laying ceremony in front of the traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall at Voinovich Park in Cleveland June 12, 2012. The wreath-laying ceremonies will take place daily until Marine Week ends June 17. Ruiz laid the wreath in honor of her nephew Lance Cpl. David Alberto Mendez, who was killed in Iraq six years ago, as well as every fallen Marine from wars, both past and present. "When David died, I lost David, but I gained a family."



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This work, Wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall [Image 1 of 4], by Cpl Chelsea Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.12.2012

Date Posted:06.12.2012 19:53

Photo ID:600650

VIRIN:120612-M-II268-004

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:10.01 MB

Location:CLEVELAND, OH, USGlobe

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  • Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and Sandra Mandez-Ruiz, a Gold Star family member, listen to the playing of taps at a wreath laying ceremony at traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall at Voinovich Park here June 12. Voinovich Park is one of the sites of displays available for public during the Marine Week Cleveland. Along with the wall, Marine Corps vehicles, aircraft and equipment will be available for viewing at Public Square, Voinovich Park, Gateway Plaza and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marine Week Cleveland celebrates community, country and the Corps. More than 750 Marines journeyed to Cleveland for the event, which runs through June 17. Ohio has more than 9,000 active and reserve Marines, making it one of the top-five producers of Marines.
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  • Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, escorts Sandra Mandez-Ruiz, a Gold Star family member, after laying a wreath at traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall at Voinovich Park here June 12. Voinovich Park is one of the sites of displays available for public during the Marine Week Cleveland. Along with the wall, Marine Corps vehicles, aircraft and equipment will be available for viewing at Public Square, Voinovich Park, Gateway Plaza and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marine Week Cleveland celebrates community, country and the Corps. More than 750 Marines journeyed to Cleveland for the event, which runs through June 17. Ohio has more than 9,000 active and reserve Marines, making it one of the top-five producers of Marines.
  • The Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Cleveland’s Voinovich Park drew crowds as Brook Park Mayor Mark J. Elliott and Brig. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, director of Intelligence, Headquarters Marine Corps, prepare to lay a wreath June 13 before the names of those killed during the Vietnam War. Other displays open to the public will be located at Gateway Plaza and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marine Week Cleveland runs June 11-17 and celebrates the community, the country and the Corps.

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